Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Open Government tweets

This week, March 14 - 20, is Sunshine Week - a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know.
For those of you who use Twitter, Debra Gersh Hernandez, formerly of SunshineWeek.org, has compiled this list of some organizations and people who post regular messages about open government issues via Twitter:
Society of Professional Journalists: @spj_tweets
Sunshine Review: @SunshineReview; and its FOIA chat: @FOIAchat
Sunlight Network: @SunlightNetwork (related: Sunlight Foundation: @sunfoundation; Sunlight Labs: @sunlightlabs; OpenCongress: @opencongress; Ellen Miller, SF executive director, @EllnMllr)
Project on Government Oversight (POGO): @POGOBlog (related: Danielle Brian, POGO executive director: @daniellebrian)
National Security Archive: @NSArchive (related, international: FreedomInfo.org: @freedominfoorg)
Open Society: @opensociety
Student Press Law Center: @SPLC_org
Jonathan Anderson, student journalist: @jonathanderson
First Amendment Center: @1stAmendmentCtr
OMB Watch: @OMBWatch (related: Ray Strother, OMB Watch policy analyst: @rastrother)
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: @rcfp
White House Open Government Initiative: @OpenGov
Steven Clift, e-democracy.org: @democracy
Show Us the Data: @showusthedata
Robert J. Ambrogi, Massachusetts lawyer, media consultant: @bobambrogi

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